Broncos win DVAL golf title

  • Northgate High's boys golf team won the Diablo Valley Athletic League tournament title at Boundary Oaks Golf Course on April 29. The Broncos' Kyle Austin shot a 5-over 77 to share co-medalist honors with College Park's Dominic Salomone. The Broncos had three of the top four finishers to compile a team score of 400 and advance to the North Coast Section Tournament of Champions scheduled for May 12.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    DVC women win state

  • Allison Gargalikis and Kelsey Leonard led the Diablo Valley College women's swim team to the CCCAA state championship. Gargalikis, a former Carondelet High standout, set three state records and combined with Leonard (Las Lomas) to win six individual events. The Vikings also won two relays as they edged Orange Coast in the team standings. Gargalikis' most electrifying performance came in the 100-yard breaststroke when she finished in a pool record 1:00.71.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Dons earn key win


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  • Acalanes High earned a key win in boys lacrosse, beating Las Lomas 12-7 in a game between the Diablo Foothill Athletic League's top teams. The Dons led just 5-4 at halftime but had a strong second half to hand the Knights their first DFAL loss and take over first place in the league standings. Robbie Stern led the way with six goals and two assists, and Adrian Jeffries added four goals.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    'Dogs stay hot

  • Alhambra High's baseball team is in the middle of a hot streak. The Bulldogs have won four straight in the tough Diablo Foothill Athletic League, including a 6-4 victory over first-place Campolindo on April 29. Jon Pacha earned the pitching win while Trent Davis, Aaron Reardon and Josh Abraham all had two hits and drove in at least a run each. Alhambra also beat Dublin 8-6 on May 1.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • De La Salle at San Ramon Valley, baseball, May 9, 5 p.m. -- The Spartans and Wolves enter the week as part of a three-way tie for first in the EBAL standings.

  • NCS championships, boys tennis, May 10, 10 a.m. -- Section singles and double champions will be crowed at Santa Rosa High (Division I) and Cardinal Newman High (Division II).

  • NCS Tournament of Champions, boys golf, May 12, 8 a.m. -- The NCS Division I Tournament of Champions, held at Peacock Gap in San Rafael, is a collection of the best teams and individuals in the section. Berths to the NorCal tournament are on the line.

    Stars of the week

  • Anaya Alexander, Las Lomas girls track and field -- The sophomore took first place in the 400 meters at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on May 3, finishing in 55.76 seconds.

  • Kyle Austin, Northgate boys golf -- Austin earned co-medalist honors at the Diablo Valley Athletic League championships at Boundary Oaks on April 29, shooting a 5-over 77 and leading Northgate to the team title.

  • Will Wright, Northgate boys volleyball -- The senior had an outstanding all-around match in a four-game win over Berean Christian on May 1. He finished with 20 assists, seven kills, six aces and two blocks.

  • Taylor Blair, Carondelet softball -- Blair hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and pitched a complete game as the Cougars rallied for a 6-5 win over Foothill on April 29 in EBAL play.

  • Connor Ford, Bentley baseball -- The senior pitched six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk, to lead the Phoenix past Valley Christian 2-0 on May 2.

  • Marquis Morris, De La Salle track and field -- The USC-bound senior won two events at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on May 3. He won the 100 meters in 11.35 seconds and the 110 high hurdles in 14.56 at American River College.

  • Morgan Matranga, Campolindo girls diving -- Matranga earned first place with a score of 418.00 -- more than 100 points higher than the second-lace finisher -- in a meet with divers from Berkeley, Acalanes, Miramonte and Las Lomas.

  • Matt Thomas, Acalanes boys track and field -- Thomas won the discus throw at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on May 3 with a mark of 166 feet, 10 inches. He was second in the shot put.